Posts tagged "Behind the API"

What it’s like to work at ShuttleCloud as an Engineer?

Following our series about startup culture, I would like to talk about the ShuttleCloud engineering team. Our engineering team is really small compared to most startup companies: there are only 6 engineers in it. However, we’ve achieved great things. We are proud to list Gmail, Google Contacts and Comcast among our clients.

We’re able to cope with Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) of 99.7%. Every day we perform more than 12,000 new migrations, which involves 12 million emails and 2.5 million contacts, supported through 247 different providers. We move 1TB of data every 6 hours, more than 220 TB per month and 6TB per hour during spikes.

ShuttleCloud Eng Team

The ShuttleCloud Engineering Team

So how is such a small team able to cope with this and, at the same time, be happy, restful and ready to grow and improve every day?

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Startup Perks don’t make the Culture

The concept of Startup Culture has attracted loads of attention and it has ofter been presented as the panacea for workplace satisfaction. Aspects that are frequently highlighted are fun office spaces, flexible hours, and perks such as free meals, massage sessions, and ping pong tables in the office (here it is again: the ubiquitous ping pong table).

But there must be more to it than meets the eye. Is the a startup’s culture just a particular aesthetic? Is it enough to offer perks to your employees?

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Behind the API: Ping Pong

If you are a working adult, I don’t need to tell you how important the environment and the team you work with are. Whether you work remotely or in the office, a good atmosphere among your team members makes all the difference. Here at ShuttleCloud, we take this seriously; we strive to create an environment where you work hard but can also goof around, and goof around we do indeed.  

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Behind the Scenes: EmailMeter.io MVP

EmailMeter.io’s MVP is ready to use. It’s online. As a good MVP, many things can be improved, new metrics will be added, and more details will be analyzed when we receive user feedback. We are very proud, however, that we have a first version online and ready to test by the user.

In a future post, we’ll analyze what we should do better and how we should plan or what we have concluded about our First Innovation Week. Continue reading